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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Blessing Hands
Bidding is Almost Over

Yangshuo Art Show
Rowan County Arts Center at the Old Courthouse
215 Main Street
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
606 784 4785
Bidding is Ending Soon

The Yangshuo Art Show paintings at the Rowan County Arts center will be sold by this Thursday, April 30th to the highest bidders. You have only a few more days to get your bids in. Just sign up at the registration table for a bidding number and use the number in the bid sheet books. The center is closed on Mondays, but it is open every other afternoon from 12 to 6 p.m. except 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

While you are at the show, you can select a pen pal or student to support. If you leave a donation, you can have a post card of the children's art. The Born Again Music CD is also for sale. You can hear a sample of the CD at this link.

These Chinese paintings are extra special since they are from our Sister City. You can buy them at a very good price. Come and also enjoy the exhibition by the Rowan County Christian Academy that in the upstairs of the Arts Center this month. They also have some outstanding children's art on display.
Christina Oney and Tina Wang both persuaded their mothers to buy them student paintings.
You are Invited
National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer
Blessing Hands will be involved with the National Day of Prayer on the 7th of July, and we hope you will be taking part in events in your area too. In Morehead there will be several events. We will have a Blessing Hands information table at the Morehead Conference Center before the evening prayer and praise service.
Where & When

May 7th, 2009

Noon Hour Prayer- Morehead Conference Center.

Praying for Our Leaders Prayer Circle & Balloon Launch- 3-4 p.m. on the Old Courthouse Lawn.

City-Wide Prayer Walk- 5:30 p.m. Prayer walk begins at the Morehead Conference Center

Community Worship Service- 6:30 p m. Join Morehead area believers in worshiping Jesus.

Community Prayer Service- 7-9 p.m.

21 New Sponsors
April Report
We have had a successful month recruiting new sponsors. Gan Shifeng who was featured in our last newsletter got a sponsor as did 14 other lower middle school students. We have a few middle school boys to find sponsors for still.

Xu Tainfu (Jack) from Putao Lower Middle School is one of them. He will be a junior three student next year. You can sponsor him for $35 a semester. Use Google Checkout on this link, or give through paypal.

If you want a pen pal, we are matching them now too. Over a hundred people signed up for pen pals during our events this month.
Just drop us an e-mail if you want a pen pal
Event Pictures

Thanks is due to all who made our events a success this month. Enjoy the pictures.
Three of the visiting Chinese scholars helped us at the Farmer's Christian Academy Bazaar and at the MSU art sale. Thank you Cindy Ye, Faye Zhao, and Debbie Wang for helping our kids.

Rhonda Bailey, Director of the Rowan County Arts Center graciously helped in every way with the art show. She was on call when needed and hung most of the paintings. Her advice and support was invaluable.

Johnathan Thornsberry works as our intern doing many things, but most of all he made movies that were shown at the art show. His enthusiasm is contagious.

The Phi Beta Lamba Business Club helped us with our Blessing Hands table at the MSU student center for two days. They are the ones who signed up all the pen pals with the help of the visiting scholars, Cindy Ye, Lily Wu, Debbie Wang, and Faye Zhao.

Mike Rayburn shown on the right, was our enthusiastic recruiter of sponsors during our art reception. We also thank all the volunteers and businesses who gave food for our reception. John Goodwin, the manager of Ponderosa Steak House, sent enough chocolate cake to feed 85 people. Root-A-Bakers Bakery sent cookies. Walmart helped with punch ingredients, and Kroger gave us paper products. We sure thank them

Dr. Yuqiu You and Lilly Wu served Chinese tea to our guests, and Doris Well, Carol Karwatka, Carol Rose, Jackie Scott, and Linda Barker volunteered in the kitchen or tea room. We could not do what we do without all our wonderful volunteers. Most of all we thank all of you who bid on the paintings and attended our show. It is not over yet. Come back and bid one more time.

Doris Wells and Wilma Grote are shown at right. Doris is a great volunteer with Blessing Hands. Wilma was one of the first people to open up Morehead to the China. She is the wife of our former university president, Dr. Nelson Grote. They were the ones who first initiated contacts with China and encouraged students to come to Morehead from China.
Thanks from Blessing Hands,

Betty Cutts